About CJSO

The Canada-Japan Society of Ottawa
 The Canada-Japan Society of Ottawa (CJSO) was initially formed in 1979 by several students of the Ottawa Japanese Language School who, in addition to learning Japanese, wanted to know more about Japan, its culture, traditions and people.
CJSO was incorporated in 1985 as a non-profit organization.
The Canada-Japan Society of Ottawa’s mandate seeks to “. . promote goodwill among the people of Canada and Japan and encourage understanding between the citizens of these two great nations.”
CJSO has set high goals of friendship and mutual understanding for itself and these goals are being met through the ongoing collaborative efforts of members and friends of CJSO.
Visit www.cjsottawa.ca for more information on CJSO including events, membership, the executive, related organizations and more.
For example, see what is planned in ‘Upcoming Events’ or follow CJSO on Facebook for timely updates on how you can get involved in Japan-related activities throughout the community. And be sure not to miss CJSO’s legendary annual sake tasting event!
CJSO organizes speaker events the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, where members enjoy a Japanese meal and experts share their knowledge on varying Japan-related topics.
Become a member of the CJSO by clicking “Join CJSO Today’ in the Menu above or sign up at one of our events.



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Annual Sake Tasting EventDSC_0035 - CJSO Sake Tasting 2014
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Annual General Meeting